December 17, 2014

I Took You Out Today. {Poem}

authors own.

I took you out today

your letters

written with ink

your love poems

the flowers from my land you left on my window sill

they have dried now

they are still beautiful

I remember coming home

to you whittling wood on these steps

flowers on the doorstep

every window sill

the fire built

heart rocks and love ballads

I needed all of that

you took care of me

showed up so subtly and sweetly

opened me

each crevice till my heart beat

at the rivers and the mountains

thank you

you no longer belong shoved back

in that drawer

out of my hearts eye

I want you out here

to breathe

I want all the love I’ve had and will have to breathe

the loves in my past to be in the sunlight

you cannot fail at love

we can only dance

and darling, how we danced

till my feet stopped and all that remained was the thud of my heart

I want to shout love from mountain tops

through this fog

what’s the shame?

I loved you darling

we should celebrate the ones

who carry a piece of our soul

even if they do not stay forever

I honour you

I cherish you

I am not blowing at the embers of our love

to start anew

you’ve opened another, so have I

I hope she loves you with all her might

I hope you’re full and thriving

I am simply saying

there ain’t no one like you

your voice runs its fingers along the logs

of my cabin this morning

and I feel nothing but love




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Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Emma Ruffin

Photo: Author’s Own

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